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Coastguard Rescue Teams

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Shetland District has a large area of coastline, covering this area are Twenty Three teams of trained Volunteer Coastguards, with Rescue Vehicles and Rescue Equipment for saving of life.

The Coastguard Rescue Service is a voluntary organisation managed, trained and equipped by HM Coastguard. The Service is made up of members of the public with an interest in and a concern for the safety of life at sea, able and willing to undertake public service on a volunteer basis. Although classed as volunteers they receive remuneration for actual hours worked, including training.

Close liaison with all the other emergency services is an important part of the non rescue duties as is visiting schools, local shows, and other equally satisfying public relations duties.

In an emergency, the teams are tasked by means of pagers direct from MRCC Shetland, and can be at scene of an incident anywhere within their area of responsibility within 30 minutes, often less.

Volunteers should contact Shetland MRCC initially on 01595 692976


Shetland District Rescue Teams:

Shetland Sector Manager , is situated in the Lerwick Sector Base near to the MRCC, using the upstairs office, the Lerwick CRT use the base of the building. The Sector manager is responsible for 10 Coast Rescue Teams (Initial) and 6 Coast Rescue Teams , guarding the Shetland shoreline, with a distance of 70 miles separating the teams, from Fair Isle the most southerly team to Baltasound the most northerly. Eight of the teams are situated on outlying islands around the mainland of Shetland.

Orkney Sector Manager is situated within the new Kirkwall Sector Base, with the sector vehicle and Kirkwall CRT. He is responsible for 2 Coast Rescue Teams (Initial) and 4 Coast Rescue Teams. The teams are separated by over 40 miles, from St Margarets Hope the most southerly, to the northern isle of Westray. 3 of the teams are situated on outlying islands.

Wick Sector Manager ———- is based in Wick. He is responsible for 8 CRTs stretching from Durness to Helmsdale. The teams are responsible for over 210nm of the north scotland costline.

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